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Old 11-30-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Pruning crinum calamistratum

Does anyone know how to go about pruning this plant?
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Why do you want to prune it? I know the leaves do cover the water since most get very long but that is one of the things most like about the plant.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:45 AM   #3
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The leaves are getting tangled in my other plants. I'm not sure that I really want to, just to know how to in case I decide to. I definately don't want to do anything to it to harm it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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if you trim the leaf itself it'll just end up dying on you. you have to cut the leaves off low near the bulb.

or if the plant is producing daughter bulbs you can throw out the mother plant and replant the daughter plants
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So you can't just trim the leaves like you would vals?
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no i think that'll kill the leaves. but hey, if you're gonna cut the leaves off at the bottom anyway it couldnt hurt to try to trim them. either way they're coming out
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
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Thakns for the replies. If I do decide to prune it, Ill try trimming a few leaves and see what happens then post back up here. I may end up rearranging the other plants, I do like the way it spreads across the surface.
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Thakns for the replies. If I do decide to prune it, Ill try trimming a few leaves and see what happens then post back up here. I may end up rearranging the other plants, I do like the way it spreads across the surface.

Yeah I use those spiral vals for the same effect, its cool having them bunched up in a corner and having them spread across the top, kind of frames the tank in. Love the effect, and my betta does too haha.

Plus I can just trim the leaves whenever needed on the vals so thats nice.
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best i think to trim like swords as timwag said.
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